The Basics

Finding God

Every person or organization holds to some set of rules, ideals or governing beliefs that can be described as their 'worldview'. People are shaped by what they believe. At Lawndale, we believe that the purposeful, balanced and orderly design of our universe points directly to a powerful, intelligent, Designer/Creator. Furthermore, we also believe that this Designer/Creator has not only given us evidence of His existence through the magnificent surroundings of the world, but has further revealed who He is through a book called the Bible. The Bible describes mankind as the crowning achievement of God's creation.      

According to the Bible, God created mankind to have fellowship with Him. The Bible also teaches that fellowship between mankind and God was broken when man disobeyed Him and sinned. Mankind was left in an eternal dilemma. On our own, we could never recover from our sin and separation problem. The Bible teaches that God was fully aware of man's dilemma. God in the flesh, Jesus Christ, came to earth on a mission of love and mercy. That mission brought Jesus to a cross, where He bled, suffered and died to restore man's relationship with Him. He did this by taking man's penalty for sin upon Himself. His bodily resurrection three days later proved His power over sin and death. The members of Lawndale understand that it is possible for anyone to have a restored relationship with God. The Bible teaches that there is nothing that a person could do to earn it. God's gift of a restored relationship and eternal life in heaven can only be received by faith. Lawndale is on a journey to connect people to the good news of restoration, hope and eternal life. 

            We invite you to become a part of that journey . . .

Joe Giaritelli
Senior Pastor